Public Health faculty wins state award in health education

Dr. Amy Drassen Ham, clinical professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, will receive the 2023 KPHA Virginia Lockhart Health Education Award for outstanding service in promotion of public health and environmental issues during the Kansas Public Health Annual Conference on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in Manhattan, Kansas.

Previously, she has been recognized at Wichita State for her teaching, including the 2023 Leadership in the Advancement of Teaching Award, the 2015 Rodenberg Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award.

She has devoted her expertise to educating students as well as community partners to build the current and next generation of the public health workforce in Kansas. With more than 20 years of public health education experience in higher education, she has developed more than 40 different courses, teaching thousands of students in Kansas and building their understanding of public health related topics. Her teaching has integrated public health partners to solve real problems in the community